Jonathan Rea could not make it six consecutive wins in a row as he finished Race 2 at Aragon in second place and the Briton says he is not annoyed as the streak had to come to an end at some point or another.
Rea won Race 1 at Aragon after Chaz Davies crashed out. That made it five wins out of five to start off the 2017 season.
While he was fast, he never seemed as comfortable as he has done in previous weeks. Davies, on the contrary, was flying and certainly looked to be quickest.
One could not help but feel the writing was on the wall for Rea in the second race.
And that turned out to be the case as Davies made a flawless charge from 10th on the grid to win Race 2.
Speaking afterwards, Rea said he saluted his rival for the courageous manner in which he raced but added that he was not disappointed with his own performance.
“When Chaz came past he had a little bit more pace and I upped my own pace to try and go with him,” Rea said.
“He made a few mistakes but none that meant I could really go through clean on him and make it stick. On the last lap I just fought – fought for a win. I tried in a few places but it did not work out in the end.
“We can't complain too much because on one side of the circuit we were really strong. Congratulations to Chaz because to come back from a big crash yesterday and win today was really impressive.
“I am really happy with the way I rode today and I got 45 points this weekend, even though I was not feeling my best. But the bike was working really well so I am looking forward to rolling to Assen now.”
Rea leads the championship by 50 points.